Carers Association hit out at proposals

first_imgPrint Previous articleA year on, not a penny paid to flood victimsNext articleAIB season to kick off with city derby admin Advertisement THE Carers Association Limerick branch has hit out at An Bord Snip’s proposal to cut the Carer’s Allowance by 30 per cent.According to manager Steffani-Jade McDonagh, up to 16,000 family carers will be affected if a reduction in the half-rate allowance of 110euro, introduced in 2007 after 10 years lobbying, is implemented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “When we consider that the ESRI has forecast that a six per cent wage decrease may be required in public sector pay, it is grossly unfair that our family carers could be targeted for a 30 per cent cut,” observes Ms Mc Donagh.Calling the proposed cutting of essential allowances “an absolute disgrace,” the Limerick manager argues that the cuts and mean-testing homecare packages “will seriously endanger the continuation of care in the home, which is Government policy”. Email Linkedincenter_img Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsCarers Association hit out at proposalsBy admin – July 28, 2009 689 Twitterlast_img